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Qatar outlines plan to kickstart route growth before end of June

Posted 7 May 2020 · Add Comment

Although Gulf carrier Qatar Airways has flagged up “substantial” redundancies to be announced in the next week or so – it has also made its intentions to fight for survival with an announcement that it will gradually increase its network to serve 80 destinations by the end of June.

The airline maintained flights to at least 30 destinations throughout the coronavirus crisis and aims to increase to 50 destinations by the end of May – with the resumption of services to cities such as Amman and Nairobi - subject to regulatory approvals.
“The expectation is that short-haul travel will rebound first, business between large global cities will pick up more gradually and there will be a move towards visiting family and friends following months of lockdowns," said Akbar Al Baker, CEO at Qatar.
The airline – part of the Oneworld alliance – will ensure there are connections from Doha to the global hubs of those partner airlines, including London Heathrow, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Fort Worth and Hong Kong.

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